10/4/2006

Skype patches Mac OS X flaw

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:03 pm

Skype has released an update for its Mac software following the discovery of a security vulnerability that created a means to compromise Apple PCs running the popular IP telephony application.

The security bug stems from a format string error in the Skype URI handler. The flaw creates a potential means for hackers to create a maliciously constructed Skype URL which, if followed, might allow them to inject hostile code onto vulnerable systems.

Source: The Register

 

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